Euro NCAP crashed the new Mercedes G-Class in crash tests

Euro NCAP crashed the new Mercedes G-Class in crash tests

February 27, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The model received the highest possible rating – five stars. The safety of the driver and adult passengers was estimated by experts at 93%, and of children at 83%.

The Euro NCAP Committee, which conducts independent crash tests for cars, smashed the new-generation Mercedes-Benz G-Class. The model received the highest possible rating – five stars.

The safety of the driver and adult passengers of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class was estimated at 90%, children at 83%, pedestrians at 78%, and electronic auxiliary systems at 72%. The complaints of the experts were caused only by the low security of the chest of the front passenger in a frontal collision over the entire width. In addition, there is injury to the driver’s chest during a head-on collision with a deformable obstacle. If there is a rear impact, there is a risk of injury to the neck of the rear passenger.

Experts noted a high degree of protection for children passengers. For pedestrians, the most dangerous are the side posts of the car. Also, experts positively assessed the work of the autonomous emergency braking system on the vehicle, as well as numerous assistance systems for driving.

The new Mercedes-Benz G-Class debuted in early 2018 at the Detroit Auto Show. The basis of the car lay ladder-type frame and independent suspension on two wishbones, specially designed by engineers of Mercedes-AMG. The model is built at the factory Magna Steyr in Graz (Austria).

Also in the tests took part: Honda CR-V and Seat Tarraco. Following the crash tests, these cars received five stars for safety. It is worth noting the high score that the Spanish crossover received for the safety of the driver and adult passengers – 97%.

Since January 2016, an updated version of the Euro NCAP test method has entered into force. In addition to standard strikes against deformable obstacles, it involves tests of a pedestrian collision avoidance system. The car is accelerated to 40 km / h, after which it must detect a dummy on the carriageway and minimize the speed in front of it or stop.